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ARTIST
TITLE
His Hands
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
HJR 023CD HJR 023CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/17/2009

Honest Jon's re-releases this modern soul classic by legendary U.S. soul/gospel singer Candi Staton, in a new card-gatefold packaging. Previously released in 2006 in the U.S. on Astralwerks. After years of gospel releases (including two gospel album Grammy nominations), His Hands marked Candi Staton's return to secular music with an album that collects four of her own compositions alongside songs originally written by Charlie Rich and Merle Haggard, as well as the heart-wrenching stand-out title track by Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy). Staton's renowned musical history includes a turn with the Jewel Gospel Trio in the 1950s, as well as tours with Sam Cooke, Mahalia Jackson and the Staple Singers. In the late-'60s, she reached the top ten with her version of "Stand By Your Man" and the Grammy-nominated "In the Ghetto." She even moved briefly into disco-diva territory with her 1976 smash hit "Young Hearts Run Free." His Hands sees Staton returning home to the tear-soaked and aching Southern soul that first guided her career, with consummate backing support by Muscle Shoals legend Barry Beckett on the Hammond B3 organ, various members of Lambchop, as well as Candi's son Marcus Williams on drums and daughter Cassandra Hightower on back-up vocals.